A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood bureau en rognon<BR />Maison Millet<BR />late 19th/early 20th century
Lot 1332W
A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood bureau en rognon
Maison Millet
late 19th/early 20th century
Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the Estates of Milton and Marilyn Myers, Hollywood, Florida
A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood bureau en rognon
Maison Millet
late 19th/early 20th century
The upper structure fitted with six small drawers and flanked by a pair of twin-light candelabra, above a burgundy gilt-tooled leather writing surface with later glass top and three frieze drawers, bearing a signature F. Linke, the mounts variously stamped and inscribed to the reverse MB (for Blaise Millet).
height 38in (96.5cm); width 40in (101.5cm); depth 20 1/2in (52cm)

Footnotes

  • The Maison Millet was founded in Paris by Blaise Millet in the mid-19th century, as a modest firm specializing in fine bronzes for furniture. Beginning around the time of the Exposition Universelle of 1889, where they won a gold medal, Millet began presenting furniture and decorative objects as well as bronzes. During the 1890s they became an important part of the Paris luxury furniture industry, even opening a branch office after 1900 in Nice.

    Under the direction of Blaise's son Theodore from circa 1897, the Maison Millet continued to develop, and was particularly renowned not only for the quality of their cabinetmaking and marquetry, but for the very fine execution of bronzes of their own design. In 1902, Millet was authorized by the curator of the Palais de Versailles to replicate Queen Marie-Antoinette's celebrated "Grand cabinet bijoux." The firm continued its operations until 1918.

    The present bureau en rognon was one of Millet's most popular and elegant models.
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